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"If I showed you what was inside, it wouldn't be a secret anymore."

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Mrs. Krabs was or is the mother of Pearl Krabs and the wife of Eugene H. Krabs. It is unknown if she is deceased or if she is divorced from Eugene. In a book, Mr. Krabs states that Pearl takes after her mother, suggesting that Mrs. Krabs is a whale. It is possible that Mrs. Krabs is Pearl's adoptive mother, but does not have custody over her.

It is highly unlikely that she will ever make a physical appearance in the show. Pearl's lack of a mother is a reference to the phrase "mother of Pearl," which Mr. Krabs often says when something surprises him. Stephen Hillenburg is against revealing the identity of Mrs. Krabs and has kept it a secret throughout the series.[1]


The exclamation "mother of Pearl!" is used in the following episodes, usually by Mr. Krabs:

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She was also mentioned in "Married to Money," when Mr. Krabs says he may have found Pearl a new mom.


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  • Pearl's mother is dead

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    • thumbthis ash tray has a mother of pearl finish on it.
    • Auron~Guardian wrote:actualy mother of pearl is an old expression that existed long before spongebob. it comes from a finish extracted from ...
  • Something may be confusing....

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    • When Mr.Krabs says "Mother of Pearl!" I think he may reffer to a PEARL, not to Pearl's mother, so what do you say about it?
    • Mother of pearl is actualy a saying used out of surprise like "oh my goodness!" it's also an irradescent coating used on glass s...